YouTube Kills Billions of Video Views Faked By Music Industry
The video service deleted more than 2 billion fake video views in the channels of Universal, Sony, and RCA, according to Daily Dot. The decision apparently was made when YouTube found out that the companies were using view building services hired from sites such as Fiverr to create video views that never existed.
Sony/BMG’s was hit the hardest with views dropping from a total of more than 850 million to just 2.3 million. RCA declined by 159 million views to a total of 120 million. Universal lost more than 1 billion views and now stands below 6 billion.
Film and music industry caught pirating movies and games
On behalf of TorrentFreak, the Bittorrent monitoring company scaneye found out that also those are guilty of copyright infringement, who claim that they are suffering most from other people copying their content.The data from Scaneye reveals that piracy is not only a matter for regular end users but also within the movie studios itself. Torrentfreak show downloads for e.g. “Battle Force 2012“, “Happy Feet 2“, “Sons of Anarchy“, “The Hunger Games” from Paramount, “Navy CIS“, “The Expendables 2” and adult entertainment motion pictures from Warner Bros., “Top Chef“, “Rizzoli & Isles“, “Ice Age – Continental Drift” from Sony Pictures and “Downtown Abbey“, “The Fast and the Furious 6” or “Step Up Revolution” from Walt Disney Studios. Maybe these are the companies where the MPAA should start their work when going after piracy.But not only the movie companies have been found actively downloading content, also music industry employees were caught pirating content. We can see downloads for “The Cleveland Show“, “Masterpiece Theatre” and “Adventure Time” from Universal Music Group, “Gossip Girl“, “The Possession” and XBOX360 game “Spiderman: Shattered Dimensions” from Sony Music Entertainment and “Suits“, “House at the end of the Street” and “Finding Nemo” from Warner Music Group.